Hampton Branch at Oak Hill Reopening Oct. 21
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, September 13, 2019
The Austin Public Library, Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Rd., will reopen to the public on Monday, Oct. 21, after being closed since last year for a complete renovation.
The public is invited to a reopening celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Hampton Branch at Oak Hill. Austin City Council Member Paige Ellis, District 8, is expected to attend.
"The Hampton Branch is at the very heart of this neighborhood, and we are ecstatic to open the doors again to customers,” said Roosevelt Weeks, Director of Austin Public Library. “The much-needed upgrades to the building will help meet the needs of this community for years to come.”
One of the most visible interior improvements to the facility is a new Kalwall skylight that fills the main area with natural light. A new designated “quiet room” will give customers a space to read and relax away from the main area. The branch now has an improved digital infrastructure with all new data wiring and connections for faster internet services.
Other improvements include a roof replacement; upgraded computers; upgraded plumbing fixtures; modernized heating, ventilation and air conditioning controls; new circulation desk and other furniture; all new carpets throughout the library as well as a fresh coat of paint. Modifications were also made to ensure compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
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